keyboard maps (was foreign language in script editor)
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Sat Sep 2 17:03:24 CDT 2006
In a message dated 9/2/06 11:39:09 AM, Lars Brehmer <larsbrehmer at mac.com>
>When you have fields in different languages with different keyboard
>maps on a card, is it possible to have the keyboard map switch to the
>correct one when you click in a field? This is driving me nuts! And
>in both directions! When I am in one field and then click in one
>that needs a different keyboard map, the keyboard map does not
>change. On the other hand, sometimes when the keyboard map is set to
>the one I want and click in another field which needs the same map,
>my keyboard map switches to the wrong one!!!!! When I want the map
>to change it doesn't, when it shouldn't change it does! I am out of
>ideas on this one and would appreciate some help.
Multiple different languages in use on different fields of one card? Yow!
That's... unusual. And automatically swapping to a different keyboard map at
arbitrary times, well, that's even more so! Hmmm...
My first thought: Don't bother with the OS keyboard maps -- especially if
this project of yours is to be installed on machines that you don't *know*
which keyboard maps are available. Instead, build your own maps, associating each
rawKeyDown value with a particular character, and use the maps you created.
Put all your keyboard maps into custom properties of the stack; give each
relevant field a custom property that defines which keyboard map to use. Also give
each relevant field this script:
put the PreferredLanguage of me into MyLang
-- "me" is the field, right?
put the KeyboardMap[MyLang] of this stack into MyKeyboard
on rawKeyDown ThisKey
put character (ThisKey) of MyKeyboard into (the selectedChunk)
-- assumes that a keyboard map is a string of characters, with
-- the character for "rawKeyDown N" being the Nth character in the string
This script is completely untested, but hopefully it will at least serve
as a starting point to help you get where you want to go...
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